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Obverse of 1829 Large Cent - Newcomb 8     Reverse of 1829 Large Cent - Newcomb 8


1829 LARGE CENT

PCGS No: 1793

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:
1,414,500
Proofs: estimated 20

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 28-29 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.89 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)
 

Images courtesy of John D. Wright

Varieties (9):
Large Reverse Letters:
    
Newcomb 1 - Common
     Newcomb 2 - Common
     Newcomb 4 - Very Scarce
     Newcomb 6 - Common
     Newcomb 7 - Very Scarce
     Newcomb 8 - Common
Medium Reverse Letters:

    
Newcomb 3 - Scarce
     Newcomb 5 - Scarce
     Newcomb 9 - Very Scarce

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Large Letters" Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-64BN's.  The finest Uncirculated "Large Letters" Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64RB's.

The finest circulation strike "Medium Letters" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single AU-55BN.

The finest Proof "Bronzed" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65BN.

The finest Proof Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64RB.

Significant examples:
See variety listings

Recent appearances:
MS-60 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1404, "Large Letter Reverse"

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"The Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright